Updated: November 19, 2018 6:03:22
Following Monday's meeting with Prime Minister Chandrabo Nguyen of Andhra Pradesh, Prime Minister of Vietnam, Mamata Banerjee, parties opposing the BJP will join forces to "protect the nation" because of "a threat to democracy."
Addressing journalists with Trumanool Congressman Mamata, the TDP leader said that the country is "intolerant" against minorities and threatened by independent institutions such as CAG and RBI. Asked who will face the big alliance since 2019, Mamata said, "everyone will be Mahaghatbandhan's face," adding that all the opposition parties are "together" in the struggle against the BJP.
On November 22, New Delhi hosted an opposition party meeting to create an "anti-BJP" bloc ahead of the general election next year and arrange for further action.
Meeting with the Chief Minister of West Bengal @MamataOfficial she's in Kolkata today.
– N Chandrababu Naidu (@ ncbn) November 19, 2018
Naidu, whose TDP was previously an ally of the BJP, has faced a range of leaders, including Congressional President Rahul Gandhi, NKP Sharad Pawar, National Conference Farooq Abdullah, Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, his Karnataka counterpart HD Kumaraswamy and President of the DMK, MK Stalin as part of his efforts to move forward against the ruling party.
#WestBengal: Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu meets West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Howrah. pic.twitter.com/ct4aQzZYGG
– ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2018
"This is broadly against the BJP platform. It is in the interests of the nation: saving democracy, rescuing the people and saving the authorities … it's on the agenda. It's a national program that is a very important agenda," Naidu said earlier, adding that the united At the front, Congress is the main opposition party.
"Now I'm convinced that everyone is ready to work with us. In this experiment, Congress is the main opposition party. They have a bigger responsibility. We have to admit it," he said.
TDP with Naidu withdrew from the NDA in March this year, citing the refusal by the center to grant Andhra Pradesh a "special category status".
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